Which team has the edge under center when Patrick Mahomes II and the Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) clash with Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) at TIAA Bank Field on September 17? For in-depth analysis on how we expect these two signal callers to fare in this matchup, read on.

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Chiefs vs. Jaguars Game Info

  • Game Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: TIAA Bank Field
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Patrick Mahomes II vs. Trevor Lawrence Matchup

Patrick Mahomes II 2022 Stats Trevor Lawrence
17 Games Played 17
67.1% Completion % 66.3%
5,250 (308.8) Passing Yards (Per Game) 4,113 (241.9)
41 Touchdowns 25
12 Interceptions 8
358 (21.1) Rushing Yards (Per game) 291 (17.1)
4 Rushing Touchdowns 5

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Jaguars Defensive Stats

  • Last year, the Jaguars' defense was 12th in the NFL with 20.6 points allowed per game and 24th with 353.3 total yards allowed per contest.
  • When it came to stopping the pass, Jacksonville ranked 28th in the league in passing yards allowed per game with 238.5, and it ranked 19th in passing touchdowns allowed (25).
  • Against the run, the Jaguars gave up 1,951 total rushing yards (12th in NFL) and ranked seventh in yards allowed per rush attempt (4.2).
  • On defense, Jacksonville ranked 24th in the NFL in red-zone percentage allowed at 59.6%. In third-down efficiency allowed, it ranked 29th at 43.2%.

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Chiefs Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the Chiefs allowed 21.7 points per contest (16th in NFL) and 328.2 total yards per game (12th).
  • When it came to defending the pass, Kansas City was midde-of-the-road last year, ranking 19th in the NFL in passing yards allowed with 3,756 (220.9 per game).
  • Against the run, the Chiefs' D was clicking last season, as it ranked eighth in the league with 1,823 total rushing yards allowed. When it came to rushing TDs, the team ranked fifth with 10 rushing touchdowns allowed.
  • Defensively, Kansas City ranked 31st in the NFL in red-zone efficiency allowed at 67.3%. In third-down percentage allowed, it was 13th (38.3%).

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